Wednesday, October 5, 2011

5th of October

It is the 278th day of the year, with only 87 days remaining until the new year.

1857 - The City of Anaheim is founded.

1877 - Chief Joseph surrenders his Nez Perce band to General Nelson A. Miles.

1905 - Wilbur Wright flew 24 miles in 39 minutes, a world record that stood for nearly 3 years.

1914 - It is the first aerial combat resulting in a kill during the First World War.

1921 - The World Series is broadcast on the radio for the first time.

1944 - Royal Canadian Air Force pilots shoot down the first German jet fighter over France.

1948 - A violent earthquake in Ashgabat, kills 110,000 people.

1970 - The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is founded.

2001 - Robert Stevens becomes the first victim in the 2001 anthrax attacks.

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